S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Health Research for Different Ethnic PopulationsArthritis Research Centre of Canada Partners with Social Services Agency, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., to Launch Ground-Breaking Research into Joint Disease
April 23, 2012 (Vancouver, BC) – The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. have come together to build awareness of a $2.5 million research study that targets a mix of ethnicities. April 2012 marks the start of recruitment for the research, which is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and aims to determine the cause of hip pain and its link to osteoarthritis. Known as IMPAKT-HiP (Investigations of Mobility, Physical Activity, and Knowledge in Hip Pain), the study is relying on the involvement of three Canadian populations: Chinese, Caucasian and Aboriginal Peoples to reach its goals.
IMPAKT-HiP is a comprehensive study that looks at whether hip pain is caused by certain physical activities, a common deformity of the hip joint called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), or a combination of the two. It is believed that certain types of physical activity, such as hockey, skiing and cycling, combined with the deformity causes damage to the hip. This damage may lead to osteoarthritis.